Tom Brady, who started his NFL career before becoming the greatest quarterback of all time, Dan Marino, who led the passing touchdown record with 420, and Drew Brees, who led the passing yards record with 80,358, were the three quarterbacks who led their respective categories before Brady.

Who Are The Top 5 Passers In Nfl History?

  • The number of Drew Brees (2001-2020) is 80,358.
  • The number of Tom Brady in 2000 was 80,291.
  • The number of Peyton Manning’s games played is 71,940 (1998-2015).
  • The number of Brett Favre’s career is 71,838 (1991-2010).
  • The number of Philip Rivers (2004-2020) is 63,440.
  • What Nfl Quarterback Has The Most Passing Yards In History?

    Passing Yardage Leaders

    RK

    PLAYER

    YDS

    1

    TOM BRADY

    82,381

    2

    Drew Brees

    80,358

    3

    Peyton Manning

    71,940

    Who Has The Most Passing Yards In A Single Season?

    With the Denver Broncos in 2013, Peyton Manning set an NFL record for most passing yards in a single season, throwing for 5,477 yards.

    Who Holds Most Nfl Quarterback Records?

    With 236 regular season wins, Tom Brady is the most successful quarterback in history. The most regular season wins for retired players are 186 by Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.

    Who Has The Most Pass Yards In Nfl History?

    Passing Yardage Leaders

    RK

    PLAYER

    YDS

    1

    TOM BRADY

    82,074

    2

    Drew Brees

    80,358

    3

    Peyton Manning

    71,940

    Who Was The First Qb To Throw For 5000 Yards?

    Quarterback

    Dan Marino*

    Team

    Miami Dolphins

    Yards

    5,084

    Season

    1984

    Notes

    1st in NFL history, youngest to achieve 5,000 yards, NFL MVP

    Who Was The First Qb To Throw For 4000 Yards?

    Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath of the New York Jets was the first quarterback in pro football history to throw for 4,000 yards in 1967 when he accumulated 4,007 yards.

    Who Is The Best Passer In Nfl History?

    1

    Aaron Rodgers

    104.93

    2

    Steve Young*

    96.81

    3

    Tom Brady

    96.62

    4

    Peyton Manning

    95.71

    5

    Tony Romo

    95.62

    Who Has The Best Quarterback Stats Of All Time?

    Rank

    Player

    Yds

    1

    Tom Brady

    82,381

    2

    Drew Brees

    80,358

    3

    Peyton Manning+

    71,940

    4

    Brett Favre+

    71,838

    Has 5000 Yard Passer Had A Single Season?

    Quarterback

    Drew Brees (5)

    Team

    New Orleans Saints

    Yards

    5,208

    Season

    2016

    What Is The Nfl Record For Passing Yards In A Single Game?

    Norm Van Brocklin’s 554 yards in the 1951 season opener for the Los Angeles Rams are still the most passing yards ever in a NFL game.

    What Is The Average Passing Yards Per Season?

    Passing

    Rk

    Year

    Yds

    1

    2021

    240.4

    2

    2020

    240.2

    3

    2019

    235.0

    Which Quarterback Has The Most Yards In A Season?

    Rank

    Player

    Year

    1

    Peyton Manning+ (37)

    2013

    2

    Drew Brees (32)

    2011

    3

    Tom Brady (34)

    2011

    4

    Drew Brees (37)

    2016

    Who Holds The Most Individual Nfl Records?

  • The most popular seasons were 26 from 1949 to 1958, and 1960 to 1975 for George Blanda.
  • The Detroit Lions have had 21 seasons with Jason Hanson (1992-2012).
  • The most games played were 382, Morten Andersen, 1982-2007.
  • Jason Hanson (Detroit Lions) played 327 games for one team between 1992 and 2012.
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